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"work offline, try again" problem

by carobnty / March 30, 2004 12:49 AM PST

Compaq 5900Z

When opening IE6, I often get "work offline or click to Try again" message. I am online! Sometimes I have to refresh the page or open a new window. I have had this problem for over a week now. It's very frustrating. I have been to 2 other message boards, spoken with SBC DSL and am unable to find a solution.

As recommend on

Someone suggested I go to and try the fixes here:

Tried the first fix listed on the site:
Internet Explorer Starts in Offline Mode and Remains

My settings were already at "0"

2nd fix listed on the site:
HOWTO: Set Work Offline as the Default for Internet

My setting was already at "0"...changed it to "1"...
still get work offline/try again message. After I changed "0" to "1"....I restarted my computer and
checked the change I defaulted back to "0".

3rd fix listed on the site:
Error Message When You Try to Use Internet Explorer: No
Connection to the Internet Is Currently Available;EN-US;q303346

When I go to



And check that these two *String* keys are set to auto:

what should the (Default) string say?


when I change LoadSENS to "auto"

it defaults back to "yes"


Why is this happening and how do I fix it! UGH!
Please! Someone help me!

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Re: connection problems
by Kees Bakker / March 30, 2004 4:50 AM PST

1. If problems were less than a week old, I would have suggested a scanreg /restore to go back in time. It's too late now for that.

2. Maybe you are desperate enough to try Mozilla or Mozilla Firebird ( to replace IE 6.0?

Not much help, I'm afraid.


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Re:Re: connection problems
by carobnty / March 30, 2004 7:27 AM PST

I also have this problem when using Yahoo@ DSL browser...

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